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Farrar Family History

Farrar Surname Meaning

English (northern): occupational name for a blacksmith or worker in iron. From Middle English fer(r)o(u)r fer(r)er fa(r)ro(u)r ‘ironworker blacksmith’ (Old French ferreor from medieval Latin ferrator an agent derivative of ferrare ‘to shoe horses’ from ferrum ‘iron’ in medieval Latin ‘horseshoe’). Compare Ferrier and Farrow .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Farmer, Arras, Ferraro, Farrow, Farro, Ferrara, Farran, Ferrer

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Where is the Farrar family from?

You can see how Farrar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Farrar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Farrar families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,571 Farrar families living in Yorkshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Farrar's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Farrar families in 1891.
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What did your Farrar ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Farrar. 6% of Farrar men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Farrar women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Farrar were Colliery Hewer and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Farrar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Farrar. For the veterans among your Farrar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Farrar lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Farrar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Farrar in 1943 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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